Food

Healthy Living Books That Occupy a Time-Honored Space on My Shelf

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{This post contains affiliate links to products. I may receive a commission for purchases made through these links.} Several of you asked me to share the non-fiction books on healthy living that occupy a hallowed space on my bookshelves. I recently read a startling statistic that only 30% of those who read a nonfiction book…

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Discover 7 Unhelpful Approaches to Eating-Which One Are You?

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This post contains affiliate links, see my full disclosure After three years of hosting this healthy living blog, I’ve concluded that there are specific unhelpful approaches to eating that may prevent you from a life of soulful healthy living. Getting serious about a healthy life means bringing these patterns to light. Once you recognize your…

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Grow a no-FUSS Herb Garden

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Mary Lennox, the lonely orphan from Hodgson-Burnett’s The Secret Garden, got it right. She asked not for toys, books, or dolls, but for “a bit of earth… to make things grow—to see them come alive.” The wonderment and satisfaction of watching things grow turned a sallow-faced girl into an exuberant gardener and a mindful steward…

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How to Eliminate Dysfunctional Eating and Establish a Lifestyle of Healthy Eating

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Rules Ø relationship = rebellion. I learned this valuable piece of parenting advice ages ago. But, the theory applies to all aspects of life—even food. A lifetime of rigorous food rules eventually evokes an inner revolt.  Without establishing a healthy relationship with food, the struggle will always be your shoulder devil. Transformative eating can eliminate…

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Tips for Holiday Healthy Eating

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It’s the time of year when we face a myriad of food choices. Holiday office parties, church Christmas potlucks, and family gatherings can wreak food decision havoc. The stress of the season can trigger emotional eating leaving you with crushing guilt and sluggish energy.  The key to maintaining healthy eating habits throughout this joyous season…

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Craft No-fuss Gifts That Boost Healthy Living

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The commercialism attached to Christmas weighs me down like the anchor of a boat. In early October, I walked into a large home improvement chain, and a 14-foot tall inflatable Santa greeted me at the door. Just beyond the goliath St. Nick, shelves of summer clearance begged for buyers. On my way to the lighting department,…

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ButcherBox From a Farmer’s Perspective

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{This post contains affiliate links} A few years ago I wrote a post about how to navigate the potentially muddled grass-fed beef market. All of the misleading information out there about grass-fed meat propelled me to try and inform my readers about how deceptive the grass-fed label can be. As I researched the grass-fed topic,…

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